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by Matt McCracken Film Streaming Scene

Matthias & Maxime | Xavier Dolan

Dolan’s latest intrigues in deviating from the director’s familiar mode, but its busyness never fully distills into any cogent statement.  Matthias & Maxime, the 2019 Cannes competition nominee and most recent film of Canadian actor-director-producer-writer-editor Xavier Dolan, will be familiar fare to those who…

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by Matt McCracken Film Horizon Line

Tesla | Michael Almereyda

Almereyda’s Experimenter-style mode is not as organic of a fit for the often compelling but ultimately overburdened Tesla. Having risen to renewed prominence on the indie circuit with 2015’s fourth wall-defying biopic Experimenter and 2017’s sci-fi drama of memory and quasi-dystopia Marjorie Prime, Michael Almereyda…

by Matt McCracken Film Retrospective

The River | Tsai Ming-liang

Released in 1997, Tsai Ming-liang’s The River extended what would become a de facto family trilogy in which the same actors reprise identical roles within a particular domestic structure, with Rebels of the Neon God as the first entry and What Time Is It…

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by Matt McCracken Film

Time to Hunt | Yoon Sung-hyun

The least that can be said of Korean director Yoon Sung-hyun is that he takes his time, with ten years separating the filmmaker’s debut coming-of-age drama Bleak Night and his multi-genre embracing sophomore effort Time to Hunt. The latest film bears superficial similarity to…

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